The head of the Volkswagen concern is leaving.  In the background, indoor sports

The head of the Volkswagen concern is leaving. In the background, indoor sports

Volkswagen The automotive and business world was stunned. The previous one the president VW Group Management Board Herbert Diess he resigned and will leave the group. From September 1, his seat will be occupied by Porsche boss Olivier Blume.

According to VW’s official announcement, the decision to leave Diess has been made “by agreement of the parties” during the meeting of the management board.

The head of the Volkswagen concern is leaving with electric and autonomous cars?

According to AFP, Diess’ position in the German concern has been under threat for several months. The reason was internal conflicts related to the need to adapt companies for production electric vehicles and autonomy.

Volkswagen ID.3 1ST Plus /

Herbert Diess and Volkswagen ID.3 / Volkswagen / Oliver Killig

Herbert Diess said last year that the future of the automotive industry lies in self-driving cars, not just electric cars.

The era of internal combustion engines in Europe is expected to end in 2035. From that date, only zero-emission cars (powered by batteries or hydrogen cells) will be available in showrooms.

The Volkswagen ID.3 and the family of electric cars are the orphaned children of the VW boss

Volkswagen ID.3 and whole family Electric cars built on the MEB platform are the result of the work of Diess, who was a big fan of electric cars. The new generation of Golf VII was also launched during his reign.

– Herbert Diess played an important role in developing reforms companies. The VW Group and its brands are an asset for the future. Mr. Diess has impressively demonstrated the speed and consistency with which he was able to implement processes of radical change. He not only steered the company through very turbulent waters, but also implemented a brand new strategy – Said Hans Dieter Potsch, Chairman of the Management Board of the Volkswagen Group.

Herbert Diess and Hans Dieter Poetsch / Volkswagen